• Enjoy the local nature
  • Five championship golf courses
  • One of the best beach resorts in the world
  • Relax poolside
  • Luxurious guestrooms, Italian Linen and Robes
  • A five star, five diamond spa – pure bliss

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island , United States

South Carolina’s premium oceanfront resort


When it comes to location, service and sheer number of incredible activities, there’s really no competition on the Southeastern coast. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is designed to look like you’ve stepped into a third-generation plantation—right down to the hotel art, which is mostly from the 1800s. Definitely not centuries old are the posh facilities and 255 luxurious rooms and suites. The Club Level rooms are particularly memorable, as they come with a private concierge and elite lounge with four meal and cocktail presentations every day.

Hotel Distinctions

  • Five, yes, five championship courses, including The Ocean Course, host of the 2012 PGA Championship.
  • The five-star, five-diamond spa—one of only 13 in North America—delivers innovative therapies, wellness coaching and fitness classes
  • The resort contacts every guest prior to arrival to become familiar with their needs and preferences, creating a more perfect stay
  • Kiawah Island hosts 10 miles of wide pristine beach and is known for its natural beauty and nature


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Nearest Airport: Charleston, SC
Distance from airport: 34 miles

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is located on a barrier island a few miles from historic Charleston, South Carolina. Its oceanfront setting and 10-mile private beach are the perfect preview of the island’s stunning natural beauty. In fact, the natural world is a huge focus here, so outdoor lovers who want a break from golf and tennis can visit the Heron Park Nature Center, take in some back island birding, go on a loggerhead crawl, take a butterfly walk and much more.

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

225 rooms and suites

Restaurants: 12 different restaurants and bars

Spa: The Spa at The Sanctuary, a complete escape for body, mind and spirit. 12 Treatment rooms. Offerings: body treatments, facials, hair and nail care, private yoga or pilates classes, massages.

Golf: 5 championship courses – 90 holes of golf. PGA/LPGA Certified Instructors

Tennis: 2 complete tennis complexes. Various surfaces include: Har-Tru clay courts, hard courts, and lighted courts. Certified professional coaches. Variety of programs for adults and juniors.

Fitness Room features cardio and strength equipment and optional fee based classes such as yoga, pilates, barre

Meeting Rooms and Event Facilities: 6 rooms for social or business events. Teambuilding, on site A/V and Production, Floral & Event Design. Flawless execution, can accomodate small or large events.

Weddings: can be celebrated on oceanfront lawns or in elegant ballrooms
The resort has won pages of awards for everything from their tennis offerings to their family-friendly environment. But with “golf” in its name, you won’t be surprised to find it the focus here. They have five championship courses, including The Ocean Course, host of the 2012 PGA Championship. And if you need a little help with your swing, book some time in the Golf Learning Center.

Golf not your thing? There’s still plenty to keep you occupied, such as pools for families and adults and seven spectacular dining options. Hint: Fine dining eatery The Ocean Room is known for beef (it’s the only steakhouse in the U.S. to earn both Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond ratings), but try the South-meets-East menu at its niche Sushi Lounge.

he Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort has earned a place in Condé Nast Traveler’s Platinum Circle, having been featured in the Gold List for five years in a row.

Best Beach Resort in the world (#3) Travel + Leisure (2015)

Five Diamond Award – AAA (2015)

Five Star Award Forbes Travel Service (2015)

T+L Family – World’s best family vacations (#10) Travel + Leisure (2014)

The Spa at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island makes Best Spa lists again and again. In 2012 it was listed in the Top 100 Resort Spas in the US by Condé Nast Traveler, in 2011 it was ranked #11 in the Best Hotel Spas in America by Travel + Leisure, and it is a Forbes 5 Star Spa.

#2 Tennis Resort in the World by tennisresortsonline.com

The Ocean Room Restaurant – Kiawah’s Premier Steakhouse, Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond. “Best of Award of Excellence” 2010/2011 by the Wine Spectator

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